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Dodgeball

Dodgeball is a game in which players try to hit other players on the opposing team with balls while avoiding being hit themselves.

An Overview of Dodgeball

There are many variations of the game, but generally the main objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by a member of the opposing team, or forcing them to move outside the court boundaries when a ball is thrown at them.

Dodgeball is usually 6-a-side with a minimum of 2 female players on the team. There are 6 balls, if you hit someone with a throw, they are out. If they hit you, you are out. If you catch a throw you get a player back in and the thrower is out – a double swing! Head shots don't count, and there are certain penalties for this.

Each set is normally around 2.5 minutes long, and the team with the most players left at this time wins the set (if they haven't got their opponents out already)

The best thing about dodgeball is that you can play for free. All you need is some space, comfortable clothes and footwear, 5 balls and some friends.

Benefits

  • Develops strength in your arms and shoulders from throwing the ball.
  • Develops power in your legs from jumping, dodging and weaving and flexibility to twist and turn out of the way.
  • Develops quick reflexs and eye hand coordination as you block, catch and throw accurately while moving.

Costs

Taster Dodgeball sessions can be as cheap as £5

Equipment

You'll need a six dodgeballs, the official rules, court dimensions and / or you'll want to find a league.

Find Dodgeball Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

It's down to us

Tue, 29 Sep 2020

It is important as ever to practice social distancing to help protect your family friends and community.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

National Governing Bodies

UK Dodgeball Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@ukdba.org
Contact Telephone
01438 7791005
Step Out Youth Group

Step Out Youth Group

Step Out is a youth group based in South Wigston, running two nights a week. Tuesdays 6 pm till 7.30 pm & Fridays 6 pm till 8 pm
We run all kind of sports activities indoor and out. Run for 8 till 16 Year of age

Highcliffe Primary School

Highcliffe Primary School

Primary school based in Birstall, Leicestershire

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

Active Rutland

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

Lutterworth Sports Centre

Lutterworth Sports Centre

At Lutterworth Leisure Centre you can workout out, swim, or simply relax all under one roof.

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

Rawlins Academy

Rawlins Academy

Rawlins is an 11-18 Academy in Quorn

Millfield Academy

Millfield Academy

Primary School part of the LEAD Academy Trust. Member of the HBSSPAN. 2 form entry Reception to Year 6.

Partners

  • NWL LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Safeguarding
    Active Rutland
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Active Partnerships
    Equality Standard
    Melton LSA
    Sport England
  • Active Leicester
    Harborough LSA
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Leicestershire County Council

Partners

  • Melton LSA
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Oadby and Wigston
  • Sport England
    Blaby LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Equality Standard
  • Active Rutland
    Safeguarding
  • NWL LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • Harborough LSA
    Active Leicester